If I had written this review when I 1st arrived at the new ideal hotel, it wouldn't have gotten any stars. I was gutted!!! So much so, in fact I didn't unpack my suitcase for 2 days! But we had travelled a long way, and I was very tired, so not in the best frame of mind. Now 2 weeks later and I don't want to leave. I have to say this is the most basic hotel I have ever stayed in, but the room is clean, the bed is comfy, the linen is clean, it has a shower, toilet and sink, and FREE wifi. And it is very, very cheap. So what more do you need. Sunu, hotel manager is very helpful, getting you the best prices for taxis, goods ect... and so laid back he is lovely. The kitchen boys are funny, always joking and smiling, and no, you don't always get what you think you ordered, but whatever I have eaten has always been delicious. And no one had any stomach problems. Nicholas keeps the pool clean and the gardens tidy. Kavita is a miracle worker for the massages. I was able to bend my bad knee after 1 session, kneel on it after 2. Kavita knew where all my pains were without me even saying. I would highly recommend the treatments here. There is even a Dr on site which surprises me, as I have only ever had that in the most expensive of hotels. This hotel is set among coconut trees, with chickens and cows roaming about outside the gate. Washing hanging among the trees and local kids waving at you as you walk by. The kids always want to practice their English (which they are very good at) and they loved the sweets, chocolate, pens and pencils that we gave them from home (U.K) It is a nice walk to the beach down quite a steep hill (and up again) but for the less able bodied you can get a tut tut for a few rupees. My husband went out with the fishermen and helped pull the nets in (you have to get up early for this) and we were invited to so many local homes we would need to stay here forever to accept all the invitations we received. All in all a beautiful part of India to visit and genuinely friendly people. I would definatley stay here again if we returned to Kerala .
- Also Known As:
- New Ideal Panchakarma Centre Kerala, India - Chowara
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is in a Village called Chowara with walking distance to the beach. Hotel provides facility for Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments, A swimming pool with cool water is another attraction. The is ideal for relaxing holidays of families, couples and singles.The property is approximately 18 kilometers from the Trivandrum International Airport, Central Railway Station and the Central Bus Station. ... more less
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